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Cortney Andrews constructs scenarios that give visibility to the conflicts of desire and identity as she experiences them. The staging of theatrical and erotic events allows the viewer to witness and be implicated in these internal struggles. The artist is interested in exploring the nature of boundaries between intimacy and violence, pleasure and pain, wanting and having. The female subject performs within these liminal spaces, forcing the viewer to question constructs of selfhood and otherness, lover and beloved, subject and object.
Born and raised in Kansas, Cortney Andrews received a BFA in photography and new media from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited in New York, London, Los Angeles, Newark and throughout the United States. Her work can be found in collections including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and has been featured in the New York Times. In 2012 she staged a performance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in conjunction with “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.” She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.